ARGENTINA – Ten-Year Police Clearance Certificates Now Required for Immigration Applications

Effective 6 March 2019, the immigration authorities have published a new regulation requiring police clearance certificates submitted in support of immigration applications to include the applicant’s criminal record for the ten years prior to the certificate’s issuance.

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ARGENTINA – Ten-Year Police Clearance Certificates Now Required for Immigration Applications

This alert was prepared with information provided by Labs Relocation Services, CSM and Newland Chase.

IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

Effective 6 March 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit.

In addition, on 1 April 2019 a new pre-clearance policy will be introduced for the non-EEA de facto partners of CSEP holders.

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IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

COLOMBIA – Mercosur Visa Suspended for Chilean Nationals

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer grant migrant visas to Chilean nationals on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement. This is understood to be a reciprocal measure, as Chile does not allow Colombian nationals to obtain residence on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard Urrutia.

PHILIPPINES – Additional Requirements for Cancellation of Alien Employment Permit

Effective 1 March 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines for applications for cancellation of Alien Employment permits (AEPs).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.

 

SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

Effective 1 January 2019, amendments to Act No.5/2004 on the Employment Service and Act No. 404/2011 on the Stay of Foreign Nationals affect non-EU nationals working in Slovakia and their employers.

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SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Pro Relocation.

FRANCE – New Online Verification Procedure for VLS-TS Long-Stay Visa

Effective 18 February 2019, all foreign nationals in France holding unverified VLS-TS long-stay visas must verify their visa via a new online portal.

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FRANCE – New Online Verification Procedure for VLS-TS Long-Stay Visa

This alert was prepared with information provided by APRO Consulting and Expat Partners.